European Union Youth Chess Championship 2019 concluded in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The Winners of the event have been announced on 24th of August at the Closing ceremony.

In category Open U8, Ochedzan Filip (POL) took the first place , the second place came to Karaszewski Gabriel (POL) and the bronze medal went to Negrean Andrei (ROU).


In category Girls U8 the Winner became Barteckova Nikol (CZE), Bako Isabella (GER) took the second place and the third place came to Arshinkova Ralitsa (ECU).


Grabs Peter (GER) became the Champion of Open U10 section, Roubal Matyas (CZE) took silver medal and the third place went to Vana Jan (CZE).


Haasova Timea (SVK) triumphed in Girls section U10, second place came to Andries Alexia (ROU) and Bako Evelin (GER) took the third place.


In category Open U12 Finek Vaclav (CZE) took gold, Magold Filip (ROU) won silver and the third place went to Kanov Nikola (ECU).


Champion of section Girls U12 became Lazniewska Zofia (POL), the second place took Zelbova Lada (CZE) and Maria Lia-Alexandra (ROU) ended on the third place.


Turski Bartlomiej (POL) became the Winner in Open U14 section, Gnojek Petr (CZE) was on the second place and Ochedzan Tymon (POL) took bronze medal.


In category Girls U14, Nadzamova Viktoria (SVK) won gold, the second place went to Matasaru Stephanie (ROU) and Reuter Elisa (GER) came third.


Players who took first three places in each of categories got a cup and diploma. Every participant of EUYCC got a medal. All eight European Union Youth Chess Champions are leaving Kouty nad Desnou with a notebook! The next five players in each category also got valuable prizes thanks the cooperation with the ECU Sponsot Chess -Evolution! Every player got a T-Shirt with logo of EUYCC.


The prizes were given by director of the event Mr. Zdenek Fiala together with the tournament director of ECU Mr. Petr Pisk and director of the hotel Dlouhe Strane Ms. Irena Svedova. EU Youth Chess Championship 2019, under the patronage of the ECU, was organized by Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation. Boys and girls have played in the same tournament. Eventually boys and girls were evaluated separately. Championship had 96 players from 10 federations and all the games were on-line transmitted.

Young players have been pleased by awarding the best games of each round.  For all participants and accompanying persons organizers had prepared chess and non-chess leisure time activities (simultaneous games with IM Pisk, blitz tournament, trips).

On Friday morning, the simultaneous game with IM Petr Pisk took place with the participation of 20 players. The participants and IM Petr Pisk had 60 minutes on their clocks. The result was 18,5 : 1,5 for IM Pisk (Vainikka Toni (FIN) won and draw was made by Rempe Jonas (GER).